Investigation into possible match fixing in PSG's game vs. Red Star Belgrade

Neymar PSG Red Star Belgrad UEFA Champions League 03102018

Neymar PSG Red Star Belgrad UEFA Champions League 03102018

A few days prior to the match, UEFA were allegedly informed that a senior figure within Red Star Belgrade intended, with a series of accomplices, to place several million euro on the Serbian club losing by five goals.

French authorities are investigating claims that a Red Star Belgrade official tried to fix the club's 6-1 Champions League Group C defeat at Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

PNF told The Associated Press on Friday that an investigation had been opened, but declined to comment further.

The report suggests that Uefa tipped off the French national finance prosecutor ahead of the game at Parc des Princes on Oct 3.

"FC Red Star with the highest anger and abomination rejects the story L'Equipe published today about suspicious result of the PSG vs Red Star match and involvement of anyone from our club in possible wrong doings", the statement read.

"To that end, the club reserves the right to take legal action against any party that makes defamatory statements against the club and/or its officials.

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This is not possible, this is not true", Red Star Belgrade President Dragan Dzajic L'Equipe reported.

In a statement, the French club said its contact with Red Star for the match had been completely normal.

A Red Star Belgrade spokesman, Nebojsa Todorovic, told AFP: "I can not comment on this in any way".

Red Star also insist they have done nothing wrong. Former Chelsea midfielder Marko Marin scored for Red Star.

France's online betting watchdog Arjel said it had seen no evidence of irregular activity regarding the match either in France or in 22 other mainly European countries, or by countries covered by the Global Lottery Monitoring System.

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